National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, June 6th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Philadelphia 5
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Dee Gordon hit a two-run, go-ahead single
in the sixth inning and the Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 6-5, on Wednesday.
Philadelphia took a 4-2 lead in the fifth on Jimmy Rollins' two-run homer but
Kyle Kendrick (2-5) allowed Los Angeles to load the bases a half-inning later.
He walked in a run before Raul Valdes surrendered Gordon's two-out, go-ahead
line drive to right field.
"They took back the momentum for a bit there. If we don't score it keeps
the momentum on their side. We were able to jump back in it and hold on," said
LA manager Don Mattingly.
Kendrick was charged with five runs on four hits and five walks in 5 2/3
innings. Jake Diekman walked home an unearned run in the ninth inning.
Chris Capuano (8-2) picked up the win, giving up four runs on four hits over
five innings. He walked one and struck out five. Kenley Jansen allowed Ty
Wigginton's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth, then stranded a pair to
earn his ninth save of the season.
Tony Gwynn Jr. had an RBI triple and scored twice for the Dodgers, who will
look for the sweep of this four-game series on Thursday.
The Phillies, losers of a season-high five straight games, got a solo homer
from Shane Victorino in the second inning and a leadoff blast from Wigginton
in the fifth.
"It's kind of bad right now," said Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel. "We
have to come right back out and play tomorrow. We have to show up and try to
win a game."
In the third, Gwynn tripled home Adam Kennedy, then scored when Phillies first
baseman John Mayberry misplayed a grounder by Capuano.
After allowing a single to A.J. Ellis and a double to James Loney, Kendrick
intentionally walked Gwynn in the sixth to load the bases with one down.
Pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston then worked the count full before drawing a free
pass and Gordon lined Valdes' first pitch into the outfield.
"It was frustrating for sure. One pitch away from having a great outing,"
groused Kendrick. "It was a fastball (to Hairston), just sinking and missed
down. It was close. I don't know how he took it."
Carlos Ruiz, who had a passed ball in the top of the ninth, was hit by a pitch
to start the home half. He scored on Wigginton's one-out double but Jim Thome
went down swinging and Brian Schneider popped out with runners on first and
second to end the game.
Thome was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game. He had
been on the DL since May 2 due to a lower back injury. To make room for Thome
on the roster, the Phillies optioned infielder Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh
Valley...The Dodgers have won three straight in Philadelphia since winning
their final two games at Citizens Bank Park in 2009 and their first in 2010.
They have not won four straight at Philadelphia since winning six straight at
Veterans Stadium from 1997-98...Following the game, the Phils announced they
will place infielder Freddy Galvis on the 15-day DL. He left the game
thanks to lower back pain.
06/06 23:58:37 ET